Two of the most adorable people I know are celebrating book release fever right now.
Erica O’Rourke won the Golden Heart last year for her dark urban fantasy YA, TORN. Not only did she win a shiny piece of coveted jewellery, she got a fetching fluoro tiara courtesy of her MargaRITA mates AND a book deal. Now Erica is the lead author for Kensington’s brand-new K Teen line and TORN will be out “in the wild,” as she says, on June 28. She’ll be in New York signing at RWA’s literacy charity event on that very day. Go chase her for autograph — I will be! For more about K Teen, check out a statement here from editor Alicia Condon.
I am ‘fairy’ excited about Amanda Ashby‘s latest, FAIRY BAD DAY. In this fun YA, Emma Jones is assigned the less-than-impressive role of fairy slayer. On the career scale, this is apparently a few rungs below ‘dragon slayer’ but it comes with its own fair share of monster-sized problems. Amanda’s light paranormals are a scream (YOU HAD ME AT HALO, THE ZOMBIE QUEEN OF NEWBURY HIGH). Great reads if you’re in the mood to LOL.
Congrats, Amanda and Erica!